Upcoming C.E. Brehm Memorial Library events

February 12, 2020

The C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library in Mt. Vernon offers a variety of classes and special presentations. Below are some of their upcoming events.

Mardi Gras at the library
Celebrate Mardi Gras at Brehm Library on Feb. 22, from Noon to 3 p.m. Samples of red beans and rice will be served starting at Noon. Tom Baker’s Mardi Gras Band will play Dixieland jazz starting at 1:30 PM. Dancing is encouraged. Free masks will be available to the first 50 who attend, with free beads until they run out.

Book talk by Jeffrey Van Dusen
A book talk and signing by local author J. Van (Jeffrey Van Dusen) is set for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 26. Van will talk about his new novel “Not Fit To Teach,” which some compare to a cross between the “Wizard of Oz” and a crime novel.

March of the Women: Music for the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage
A concert by Phil Passen will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 12, 2019 marks 100 years since Congress passed the 19th amendment forbidding states to deny the right to vote on the basis of sex. Phil Passen’s concert will cover songs about women’s suffrage from as early as the mid-nineteenth century through 1920. In addition, the concert includes songs from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries about the role of women in society. This is an Illinois Humanities Road Scholars event.

The C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library is located at 101 S. 7th St. in Mt., Vernon, Illinois. For more information on the Library and its programs call 618- 242-6322.